One of the unique things about Carson City is its small size. It’s one of the smallest state capitals in the United States, and it’s nestled in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada. This makes for excellent lunch time cycling scenarios! The picture below was taken just a half hour’s ride from my office in downtown Carson City.
I’ve been riding at lunch with coworkers and friends since 2001. I’ve been doing it for so long now, that I almost feel lost doing anything else for lunch. Having an indoor job, it’s good for the soul to get out in the fresh air and laugh with friends. Returning to work full of adrenaline and endorphins makes you alert for the 2nd half of the day. Contrast this with dining at the buffet, and nearly falling asleep at your desk around 3:00 PM.
Lunch time rides do not have to be seasonal either. With the proper gear, you can be comfortable and have a good time year round. We’ve ridden in 100 degree August days, and 16 degree January days. Each environment creates new challenges and experiences.
So if you’re bored at lunch and are looking for some adventure in your life, ride your bike! If you need someone to ride with, let me know. Our lunch time group does primarily mountain bike rides, but there are some roadies out at lunch too. Not sure what gear you need, or where to ride? I plan to post a trails page soon, and I’ll probably discuss the seasonal gear as we get into fall and winter.
Hope to see you out there!